The Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World (2014)

1st Place Winner of the 2014 Hackathon: MedCare/Tabibi (Healthcare)

Liwa Ventures Social Impact Award; Audience Choice Award

Description: Digital nurse app reminding the elderly to take their medicine and alerting their emergency contacts with life saving information when health problems occur. Students: Saeed Al Mannaee (Khalifa University, UAE), Rashed Al Matar (Khalifa University, UAE), Yousef AlAhmedi (Khalifa University, UAE), Islam Alhusban (University of Science and Technology, Jordan), Mustafa Hammad (Khalifa University, UAE), Abdallah Zoubir Ourad (Khalifa University, UAE) Mentors: Kenneth Leland (Senior VP of Engineering, Monmouth Telecom, USA), Akram Dweikat (Co-Founder & Co-Leader, PALinnO, Palestine)

2nd Place Winner: Jedis (Economic Development)

Description: an SMS-based platform to let local arab businesses instantly create a web presence (incl. location, hours etc.). Students: Kmar Ben Abdallah ( ENSI , Tunisia), Leila Chan Currie (University of Toronto, Canada), Omar Gafsi (Esprit, Tunisia), Colin Mayer (Stanford University, USA), Zach Reneau-Wedeen (Yale University, USA), Harrison Tan (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE), Adrian Vatchinsky (NYU New York, USA) Mentors: Geoffrey Litt (Student, Yale University, USA); Taher Mestiri, General Manager I.T.GRAPES & Hadrum

3rd Place Winner: WellSense (Vulnerable populations)

Description: Cost-effective web- & hardware solution for well monitoring, to benefit NGOs and local populations Students: Lingliang Zhang (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE), Rodrigo Ceballos (NYUAD, UAE), Koh Terai (NYUAD, UAE), Andres Rodriguez Caceres (NYUAD, UAE), Sameer Ansari (Carnegie Mellon University, USA). Mentors: Thierry Sans (Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar), Michael Paik (Computer Science, NYU Abu Dhabi).

2014 Teams and Ideas

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2014 Students

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2014 Judges

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2014 Program

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2014 Mentors


Event Details

February 14-16, 2014
Arriving on Thursday February 13th and Leaving on Monday February 17th.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Downtown Campus

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